Lewis Darrell Jones, 85, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on November 21, 2022, in Joaquin, Texas. He was born on May 20, 1937, in Antioch Community, Shelby County, Texas, to the late Charles Alfred Jones and Ollie “Janie” Rebecca Aiken Jones.
Memorial service will be held at Mangum Funeral Home, on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2pm. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1PM on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Mangum Funeral Home.
Darrell was born and raised in the Antioch Community, Shelby County, Texas. He graduated from Joaquin High School. He married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Garvis Childress, on December 20, 1957. The two had two wonderful boys, Darrell Dean and Michael Craig, whom they raised in Shelby County. They shared over 60 years together before Garvis’s passing in 2018. Darrell was an avid collector of antiques. He enjoyed hunting and acquiring old knives and Indian artifacts. Darrell was a skilled welder and carpenter and could make or build anything. One of his greatest hobbies was working and landscaping his beautiful flowersbeds. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. More than anything he treasured time spent with family, friends, and loved ones. His heart was full when he was surrounded by family enjoying laughter and making memories. He was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church.
Son, Darrell Dean Jones and wife Gina
Daughter in law, Teresa Jones
Ashley Balkcom and husband Jason
Jonathan Jones and wife Kinsey
Jared Jones and wife Madison
Sarah Jones Lavergne and husband Jacob
Brother and sister in laws:
Doug and Jan Childress
Lynn and Emily Childress
God Child, Drake Jansen
Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Garvis Jones; son, Michael Craig Jones; parents, Charles and Ollie “Janie” Jones; brothers, Nolan Jones, Pete Jones, Wayne Jones, and Leroy Jones.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.